Porthgwidden Beach at St Ives is the smallest and the most popular for small children, convenient for the town there is also a good restaurant the Porthgwidden Cafe at the head of the beach which even does barbecues in the summer. There is safe bathing up to the buoys and small rock pools to explore. The walk up the hill to The Island is where you will find St Nicholas Chapel which dates back to the turn of the century. There is also The Lookout which dates back to earlier St Ives history as a smugglers watch and also as a lookout for pilchards.